Virginia Hospital Center, for a remarkable third year, has been named one of America's 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™. In addition, Virginia Hospital Center is the only hospital in the Virginia, Washington, DC and Baltimore region to be honored this year.
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard. To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated close to 3,000 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.
"Our Board members, physicians, staff, volunteers and donors share one common interest and focus – putting the patient first. To receive this distinction once again is a reflection of their exceptional dedication to provide the highest quality clinical care," said James B. Cole, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are grateful to the community for their continued support and strive every day, on their behalf, To Be the Best Health System."
Virginia Hospital Center was also named a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital® by Truven Health Analytics™ for the second year in a row.
"This year's 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow — consistently delivering outstanding quality of care, satisfaction and community value at a reasonable cost," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program at Truven Health Analytics. "The majority of the 2015 award winners have produced year-to-year performance improvement, as well. This speaks to the consistent focus on excellence by the entire organization and the men and women who serve patients."
The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners:
- 126,471 additional lives could be saved
- 108,926 additional patients could be complication-free
- $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved